Local News

Tarrytown Officials Insist Water Quality Meets All Standards

by Rick Pezzullo The Village of Tarrytown refuted a published newspaper report regarding lead in drinking water and the quality of the village’s water. “The water provided to the Tarrytown Water District customers is in full compliance with all federal, state and county regulations relating to drinking water,” Village Administrator Michael Blau stated to The Hudson Independent. In a detailed ... Read More »

Local Parks Organizations Receive State Grants to Enhance Public Access

by Linda Viertel Two local parks organizations, Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct State Park and the Friends of the Rockefeller Park Preserve, Inc., both committed groups who maintain and raise funds for their revered recreational and historic places, have received state grants dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of New York State parks and historic sites. Funded through the ... Read More »

School Board Races Uncontested in Tarrytown, Irvington

by Rick Pezzullo Candidates running for two seats each on the boards of education in Tarrytown and Irvington on May 17 will have a free ride as they face no opposition. In Tarrytown, Jennifer Liddy Green will earn a second three-year term, while Diane McCarthy, a lifelong Sleepy Hollow resident and Sleepy Hollow High School graduate, will be joining the ... Read More »

Groundbreaking Heralds Start of Edge-On-Hudson Project

by Robert Kimmel A year’s work lies ahead before the first vertical structure is erected as part of Edge-On-Hudson, the new development along the river in Sleepy Hollow; however, the official Groundbreaking Ceremony May 18 at 11 a.m., with village and county officials attending along with the developers from Lighthouse Landing LLC, will symbolize its start. The 67-acre mixed-use development, ... Read More »

Greenburgh Donates Shelter to Paws Crossed Animal Rescue

by Robert Kimmel Dormant for many months, the former Pets Alive Animal Shelter in Elmsford is expected to be home again for some animals before the summer is over, or perhaps before it begins. The Town of Greenburgh has agreed to donate the property to Paws Crossed Animal Rescue, Inc., which has pursued that action for about nine months. Following ... Read More »

Village Budgets at a Glance

Irvington At its April 4 meeting the Irvington Village Board was scheduled to hold a public hearing on its tentative budget for 2016-17—a budget that totals just under $17 million and represents a 1.68% increase in expenditures over the year past. The all-important measure of what it does to the tax rate is slightly lower—at 1.42%, making the tax rate ... Read More »

Residents Looking Forward to Bike/Pedestrian Path on New Bridge

by Rick Pezzullo Outdoor enthusiasts expressed satisfaction with plans for Shared-Use Path and Bicycle/Pedestrian Connections when the replacement crossing for the Tappan Zee Bridge is built. A handful of bicyclists, runners and walkers offered a few suggestions to officials from the state Thruway Authority and Department of Transportation during a public hearing at Sleepy Hollow High School on March 15, ... Read More »

Full Property Tax from Development for Sleepy Hollow

by Robert Kimmel “I believe we ended up in a very good position, “ is the way Sleepy Hollow Mayor Ken Wray described the outcome of a vote taken by the Mount Pleasant Industrial Development Agency which approved a payment in lieu of taxes, (PILOT) requested by the developer of Edge-On-Hudson, at the former GM site. The final PILOT does ... Read More »